Lula and Bolsonaro accuse one another of mendacity through the 1st nose to nose

Lula and Bolsonaro accuse one another of mendacity through the 1st nose to nose

The 2 Brazilian presidential candidates, Jair Bolsonaro and Lula, went blow for blow on Sunday. They accused one another of mendacity throughout their first televised face-to-face, two weeks earlier than the second spherical.

“Lula, cease mendacity, a person of your age!”, Launched the far-right president, 67, through the first minutes of this debate on the Bandeirantes channel. “You’re the king of false info, the king of stupidity,” retorted former left-wing head of state Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010).

Lula, 76, spent an excellent a part of his talking time at the beginning of the talk to castigate his opponent’s “negligence” through the Covid-19 pandemic, which killed greater than 680,000 individuals in Brazil.

Jair Bolsonaro for his half accused the previous metalworker of “not having the slightest concern for the poorest”, congratulating himself on having accepted distinctive bills elevating the allowances paid to the poorest households to 600 reais.

Lula gained 48.3% of the vote within the first spherical on October 2, towards 43.2% for the far-right president. The electoral marketing campaign was marked by virulent assaults between the candidates and their entourages, who didn’t hesitate to launch accusations of cannibalism, pedophilia or hyperlinks with organized crime.

Prohibited movies

Jair Bolsonaro was castigated on Saturday by the left-wing opposition for recounting having entered a home inhabited by younger Venezuelan ladies, minors, in 2021, suggesting that they have been prostitutes.

“I parked my bike on a nook, took off my helmet and began wanting on the ladies, three or 4, fairly, 14, 15, dressed as one will be on a Saturday in a neighborhood. An environment was created, I got here again, ‘can I come into your own home?’, I got here in”, he mentioned. Mr. Bolsonaro has repeatedly claimed that Brazil would meet the identical destiny as Venezuela if its rival wins.

Confronted with the deluge of criticism aroused by these statements – the president of the PT (Employees’ Social gathering, left, from which Lula comes) Gleisi Hoffmann described Mr. Bolsonaro as “wicked” – the Brazilian president assured to have “at all times fought pedophilia” and mentioned he entered the home with “ten different individuals” and in entrance of CNN cameras.

Arriving on the studio for the talk, the far-right president mentioned the previous 24 hours had been “essentially the most horrible” of his life as a result of accusations. The president of the Superior Electoral Tribunal, Alexandre de Moraes, ordered on Sunday that movies associating Jair Bolsonaro with pedophilia be faraway from main social media platforms, saying the president’s remarks have been, in accordance with him, “taken out of context”.

Lula in entrance in accordance with the polls

Lula would win the second spherical of the presidential election, which is able to happen on October 30, with 53% of the votes forged towards 47% for Jair Bolsonaro, in accordance with a Datafolha ballot revealed on Friday

The second spherical guarantees to be hotly contested on this extraordinarily polarized election and the 2 candidates have striven to rally political assist and attempt to persuade the undecided by pursuing an intense marketing campaign all through Brazil.

The assorted polling institutes have been broadly criticized for not having anticipated the excessive rating of the outgoing president, to which they attributed a most of 37%, within the 1st spherical.

This text has been revealed robotically. Sources: ats / afp

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